[From the introductory material]
This is Old Dominion University’s 19th annual State of the Region report. While it represents the work of many people connected in various ways to the university, the report does not constitute an official viewpoint of Old Dominion, its president, John R. Broderick, the Board of Visitors, the Strome College of Business or the generous donors who support the activities of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy.
The report maintains the goal of stimulating thought and discussion that will ultimately make Hampton Roads an even better place to live. We are proud of our region’s many successes and the key role we play in national security. We also realize that it is possible to improve our performance. To do so, we must have accurate, objective information about “where we stand” so we can move to “where we want to be.”
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy, Old Dominion University; Agarwal, Vinod; Blake, Barbara; Colburn, Chris; Daniel, Steve; Forest, Ericha; Gore, Ross J.; Hansz, J. Andrew; Jain, Saloni; Janik, Elizabeth; Johnson, Nikki; Koch, James V.; Komarek, Tim; Lian, Feng; Lomax, Sharon; Molinaro, Janet; O'Hallarn, Brendan; Peker, Maximilien; Phelps, Michael; Thompson, Aiden; Walker, Jay; White, Hannah; and Zahedi, Ziniya, "The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2018" (2018). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 15.